Real is not just having an opinion, but having an informed one.
Real is going back to Uni because you recognise it will make you better.
Real is getting off your arse and speaking with customers.
Real is coming home to two smiley faces who don’t care about your stressful day.
Real is sitting next to the Collingwood cheer squad every week.
A wise old ad man once told me that in advertising, 'Perception is Reality'. And up until recently I agreed with him, as it seemed people's perceptions influenced their purchases. Now I’m not so sure. The Internet, as much as we would like to control it, is firmly in the hands of its users – the people who are putting reality back into advertising.
I’m a mad Collingwood supporter and a strong believer that ‘Content is King’, which drives my passion for technology, photography and the web. But most importantly I’m a dad and husband who exists solely for his family.
Real is (see last sentence).
After squandering my Uni years locked in away in the library, I’ve dedicated myself to making up for lost time. As a result my friends will tell you I love good wine, good food and if I have time…my two beautiful kids.
My time at Fenton Stephen’s culminates 28 years of financial service in Australia and I look forward to many more.
Real is the knowledge that 1+1 will always equal 2.
(Unless you have an assumption that the numbers are binary and therefore 01+01=10)
A country boy at heart, I came to Melbourne when it became clear that my total inadequacy with anything hands-on or practical rendered me a total liability on a farm.
With a background in sports marketing and a Masters degree in Marketing, I was super excited (and somewhat naïve) the day I arrived at Fenton Stephens.
Since then I've gotten used to the dizzying pace of agency life and I love working with an awesome team to consistently deliver great work for my clients.
The only time I’ve ever been starstruck was when I saw Dave Grohl…and I’m still hoping he felt the same way about me. (I’m not sure he actually saw me, though.)
Real is people who work hard, are honest and enjoy the ride.
Real is not a shiny gold tooth or a dodgy ponytail.
Perth. Melbourne. Chicago. Sydney. London. Having garnered more than two decades of experience around the world, the time came to create an agency on the principle that great brands are built via great campaigns, not through one-off ads. The added incentive of working directly with clients in a truly interdependent relationship was one of the prime motivating factors for setting up the company.
Real is the potential each new day brings.
I’m English, but I don’t sound it. I grew up between Vancouver and London and have developed a slight identity crises because of it.
I moved to Melbourne to follow my dream of living and working down under.
I’m a massive foodie and I love cooking; I enjoy creating recipes that surprise and delight people.
To me, REAL is honouring your health.
Head of Art
Real is putting things in perspective.
Head of Online Design
From my IBM-286 to my beloved iPad, I have always been a geek @ heart. But it wasn’t until I graduated with a Bachelor of Design and Multimedia Systems @ RMIT that I was able to harness my inner geek for good. After experiencing life in various digital/advertising agencies, I came upon Fenton Stephens, where I feel my passion for digital solutions are encouraged and my skills challenged. I am also a triple Australian and French Open winner of the Online Table Tennis Championship.
Real is to always connect with what’s important to you.
Before starting at FS, I completed an Advanced Diploma of Multimedia Design at Chisholm Institute, which developed into a Bachelor of Design in Multimedia at Swinburne. The years of hard work paid off when my team and I won the ‘Premier’s Design Award’ and ‘Premier’s Recognition Award’ in our final year. I briefly commenced my Honours Degree before being selected by Fenton Stephens in the 2010 draft.
When I’m not hanging with politicians I play basketball, I'm a singer-songwriter, and love to experiment with photography.
Real is personal. Real is unexplainable. But when it’s exists, you know it is indeed, REAL.
My parents were compensated with what they bluntly described as a “misspent youth surfing”, when I graduated with a Master of Marketing (MBS) in 2006.
I balance my passion for the business of advertising with my five children, dawn swims in the bay and whenever possible; playing with cattle, gardening, hiking, fly fishing and most recently…riding a Harley Davidson (I did say I was in advertising).
Real is understanding that great consumer insights, are rarely discovered sitting behind a desk.
I used to be a nobody, now I have a paragraph on this website.
I was born. Grew up a citizen of the world - Rome, Switzerland, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, USA and Australia. Won perfect attendance award in Grade 3. Did not attend the ceremony to receive my award. Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from The University of Melbourne. Master of Communication from RMIT. Interested in advertising because it’s ruled by ideas. Fascinated by people and their behaviour.
I’m a Communications Council Graduate Trainee 2012. Matched to Fenton Stephens as a cultural fit. Cartoons, board games, UFC, the smell of babies, pop culture and funny memes make me happy.
Now that I work here, I’m very busy and important.
Real is what the Velveteen Rabbit became.
A country girl at heart, I moved to Melbourne to complete a Bachelor of Communication at Swinburne University and am now undertaking a Masters of Marketing at RMIT.
I believe breakfast food is the best food and have been diagnosed with a bad case of the ‘travel bug’.
Before FS I could be found backpacking all around the globe – South America being my destination of choice.
To me, REAL is always looking for the next adventure.
After graduating in Accounting from La Trobe Uni, I have worked with a bunch of companies developing my skills in Management Accounting. I like being outdoors, cooking, camping, playing badminton, swimming and one day when I have enough time I would love to travel around the world!
After starting at FS I have met with REAL people, making REAL differences to life and work.
Hello my name is Aaron. I like to collect bugs. I like to draw vampires. I like to eat pizza. Alex is my friend.
Real is waking up in the morning and not knowing what is going to happen before you hit the sheets again.
Much of my youth was spent pushing boundaries and limitations, whether it be a teacher’s patience, my skills in becoming a state hockey champion, the durability of a snow or skateboard or my rhyme spitting abilities on the mic, there were few moments of contentment with the status quo.
After my landlord rejected an attempt to pay rent with ‘love’ and ‘exposure’, the standard form of payment in the music industry, I decided to stop writing raps and write ads instead.
I was accepted into AWARD School on my first application, and soon experienced the first instance of a professional environment where I was not told to ‘stop being a smartass’.
I had found home.
Keeping it real is holding down your corner when slangin’ that rock.
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